Foes of Landfill Ask Illinois to Close It
Charles Bosworth Jr. Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Critics of a landfill on flood-prone Chouteau Island have asked state agencies to close down the site the opponents believe is polluting the island and the Mississippi River.
Testifying at a hearing before the Illinois Pollution Control Board in Collinsville, several residents of Madison County said last week that it was absurd to operate a landfill on an island that has flooded twice in two years and is surrounded by a river many people use for drinking water.
Kathy Andria of Granite City is a member of the Madison County Conservation Alliance and a group called Stop Polluting Illinois. She charged that the floodwater in 1993 and this year had picked up solid …
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